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VIDEO SERIES: All About the White-spotted Bamboo Shark

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White-spotted bamboo sharks belong to the family Hemiscyllidae and have a elongated grey/brown body featuring darker stripes. They can grow to about three feet long and inhabit the Indo-West Pacific Ocean regions of Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and the Philippines. These sharks prefer shallow reefs and have slender […]

First Successful Breeding and Hatching of Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls at ACNC/Phoenix Zoo

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There are likely fewer than 100 individuals in the state. The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce its first successful breeding and hatching event for the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum). Four nestling owls are currently being reared behind-the-scenes by two pairs of adult pygmy-owls at the Zoo’s Arthur […]

Wolf Pups Born at the Zoo as Part of Conservation Plan

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This is the first successful lobo birth at the Phoenix Zoo in 20 years. The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a litter of Mexican gray wolf pups. ACNC/Phoenix Zoo staff had noted female Mexican wolf Tazanna, denning and shortly thereafter were able to confirm the birth […]

The Story of Eleanor and Her Friend, LouLou

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Beth Hagen and her family – especially six-year-old Eleanor – are huge fans of the Phoenix Zoo and our conservation mission. “We have been members of the Phoenix Zoo since my older daughter was an infant,” Beth said. “She loves animals and it wasn’t unusual for us to visit the Zoo a couple times a […]

We’re Participating in the Target Circle Program!

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To our friends and supporters, We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us! Now through July 9, vote for us through the Target […]

Welcome to the Zoo, Rayma!

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Rayma, a female Bornean orangutan from the Milwaukee Zoo, has officially arrived in Phoenix! Rayma was accompanied by one of her Milwaukee keepers and the Zoo’s own Mary Yoder, Collection Manager of Primates. This way Rayma has a friendly face as she adjusts to her new surroundings for a day or two, and one of […]

Welcome to the Phoenix Zoo, Boboo!

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UPDATE: Boboo has officially made his debut! Visit him on the Africa Trail, and read more about him below! — We received a three-and-a-half-year-old male African lion, Boboo (pronounced Ba-boo), from the Columbus Zoo! Boboo arrived yesterday (March 10) and will spend time in an off-exhibit area to acclimate to his new surroundings. He was […]

Zoo Visits Turns Into Impromptu Bird Rescue

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Our mission of inspiring people and motivating them to care for the natural world extends far beyond the 3,000 animals who call the Phoenix Zoo home.  Case in point: Recently, our Park Rangers received a call from a scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 7033 who were visiting Papago Park all the way from Flagstaff. They […]

UPDATED: 53-year-old Asian Elephant, Indu, To Undergo Medical Procedure

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(2-27-19) We had a successful procedure on Indu, the Zoo’s 53-year-old female Asian elephant yesterday morning. Veterinary staff were able to pass an endoscope into the urinary bladder and confirmed a chronically inflamed urinary bladder. There were no obvious signs of cancer or urinary stones seen. Some biopsies of the urinary bladder wall were obtained, […]

SUPER CUTE | Annual Squirrel Monkey Exams at the Phoenix Zoo

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We constantly receive feedback from our guests that Monkey Village is always on their must-see list when they visit the Zoo … no matter how many times they’ve been here! Monkey Village is a unique, open exhibit where squirrel monkeys scamper through bushes and trees just inches away. In fact, it’s the only walk-through squirrel […]

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